Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Grim Grinning Ghosts!

"When the crypt doors creak and the tombstones quake
Spooks come out for a swinging wake
Happy haunts materialize
And begin to vocalize
Grim grinning ghosts come out to socialize..."
--- from Disneyland's Haunted Mansion ride.

NEW & COOL This Week at Flying Colors!

• HAUNTED MANSION #1--- spinning out of the Disneyland theme park ride and the 2003 movie, Amaze Ink/Slave Labor Graphics are behind this groovy new comic book. Disney fans as well as fans of Johnny and Squee are gonna dig this one!

• Barry Windsor Smith's THE FREEBOOTERS over-sized hardcover. Finishing the serial story from the '90s Dark Horse series STORYTELLER with new material, it's great to have more Barry Windsor Smith art to marvel at. Still avaialble: BWS' OPUS Volumes 1 & 2. Amazing stuff!

• LITTLE LULU Vol 6: Letters to Santa. I know it's a bit early to feature anything with Christmas content, but that's only a small part of this great new volume of John Stanley and Irving Tripp's classic Little Lulu comics, originally published by DELL. These are fun, funny, inventive stories that are great for parents and kids to read aloud together.

• LOVELESS, published by DC/Vertigo. Brian Azzarello is the comics' equivalent to Sergio Leone, a knuckles and guts writer of action and intrigue with the backdrop of the Old West. Uh, most definitely NOT for parents and kids to read aloud!

• MARVEL VISIONARIES: JOHN ROMITA JR Hardcover. JR JR is one of the top artists---and one of the nicest guys--- working in the comics' biz these days. His career now spans more than 25 years (actually, his first credit was way back in Amazing Spider-Man #78 in 1969 as the co-creator of The Prowler!), so it's about time to honor this great talent with a hardcover collection of some of his best stories. Thanks for so many memorable stories, JR!

• SOLO #7, published by DC COmics. Showcasing the sweet stylings of artist and Madman creator MIKE ALLRED! This one is a beauty! Lots of Allred quirkiness in and around the DC Universe, featuring "Batman A-Go-Go", "An Hour With Hourman", "Fourth World Wager" and "Doom Patrol vs Teen Titans!". In four-color, natch!

Lots more great stuff hits the racks tomorrow morning---and we'll be here from 11-8, so make it a point to drop by!

Keep those four colors flyin'!

Joe


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